Reality Research Center organizes the workshop BODY.WINTER.CITY with movement artist Paula Kramer (Berlin).
Time: Saturday 10.2.2024, 10.30 AM – 1.30 PM
Location: Suvilahti, Kaasutehtaankatu 1/33, Puhdistamo, Eskuksen, SALI 2
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Moving in the winter city we take time indoors to arrive in our physical selves, preparing our base for going out. Once outside we find what is already there and let ourselves be surprised what comes up. We surrender into following and take our bodies seriously. We meet the complexities of the city, known or unfamiliar, as a partner for our creative processes, dance and movement making as well as our re-positioning in a wider field. Returning to our indoor anchor (studio) we individually and collectively reflect on our journey.
This workshop offers space to explore the relationship between body and site from the material base of our body as the first lens. It advocates site practice as an all season engagement with world, rather than a short summer fling. Last not least it opens discussions on how we live and move in this world, how we experience and shape our (built) environment and welcomes the multiple perspectives of dancers & artists and planners & ecologists alike.
We will begin the workshop with a couple of cards drawn from the recently developed card set Choreography & Urban Practice (Berlin 2023), collaboratively authored by a group of artists (including myself). It is available online and can be played with before, after and beyond.
Target audience: dancers, choreographers, actors, directors, dance and drama teachers, artists, (landscape)architects, city planners, urban activists & ecologists.
No dance training required but interest and capacity to fundamentally work with and through the body is essential.
Accessibility and technicalities: The workshop will be held in spoken language (English). We will be working indoors and outdoors (in public space). Please bring clothes in which you can comfortably move in all weather conditions. We will provide all participants with hot drinks (in the studio), but please bring a snack for our return as well as your journal and writing/drawing materials (if you like). If your mobility requires any attention, please get in touch so we can choose a site that fits everyone’s needs.
Paula Kramer is an artist-researcher and movement artist based in Berlin. She completed an artistic PhD in Dance at Coventry University (UK) in 2015, followed by a three-year post-doctoral position at the Centre for Artistic Research (CfAR) at Uniarts Helsinki (FI). She currently works independently as a researcher, teacher, mentor, performer and production manager in various projects related to outdoor movement practices and artistic research.
Her work explores intermateriality through collaborations with materials and organisms of many different orders – as active agents in the making of movement, performance and choreography, as well as partners in the creation of daily life and sense-making. She publishes widely in the field of artistic research through bodily practices and is a founding member of AREAL – Artistic Research Lab Berlin. She acts as a peer reviewer for JAR, JDSP, Nordic Journal of Dance Research and RUUKKU. Her artist book Suomenlinna // Gropius – two Contemplations on Body, Movement and Intermateriality came out in 2021 (Triarchy Press, UK). As a dancer she has worked extensively with Helen Poynor, Bettina Mainz and Suprapto Suryodarmo.